Combination Plate

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Miguel's El Dorado Cantina recently had a menu change and it's been a long time coming. I was not a fan of the old menu and was super excited when they announced this new one. The old menu was just not strong enough. It lacked the most important ingredient in a Mexican restaurant. It lacked Mexican food!

Miguel's El Dorado Cantina's New Menu

Miguel's El Dorado Cantina's New Menu

As you can see from the menu above, they have improved a lot on it. There used to be 3 Tacos and a Tortilla Sandwich to choose from! It was just sad and all of the food that was served at Miguel's El Dorado Cantina looked like the wraps that you would find in KFC. For my first bite out of this new menu, I decided to go with the Combination Plate. Combination Plate came with beef and shrimp with two different types of salsa sauce. A different sauce for each type of meat. It also contained turmeric rice and a tortilla which is shaped like Donald. I've gotta give Tokyo Disney props for that. That Donald shaped rice looked brilliant. It also came with some vegetables, a scoop of refried beans and two tortilla chips. Total damage for this plate was 1,370 yen, or 1,580 yen if you decide to go for the set which contains a drink.

Combination Plate

Combination Plate

Presentation wise, Combination Plate looked great. It was colorful and the Donald rice added some Disney magic to the dish. Taste-wise, I have mixed feelings about it. Let's start with the positives. I really liked the shrimp. It was fantastic. It's texture was amazing. The breading was crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. As you sink your teeth into the shrimp, you'll get a springy texture. Simply magical! The salsa sauce that was drizzled over it was brilliant too. It had a bit of spice to it and a citrusy flavor. The olives in that salsa sauce added a slightly bitter taste which complimented the shrimp really nicely. It certainly packed a punch. The way Mexican food should be.

Now that I'm done with the positive points of this dish, let's move on to the negatives, shall we? The beef was way too salty and it had a weird texture to it. It felt a little like liver. The salsa sauce that came with it was just tomato ketchup with some diced tomatoes. There was nothing salsa about that sauce. No spice, just tomato. The scoop of refried beans was also really dry.

At the end of the day, Combination Plate gave me mixed feelings. Great shrimp, not so good beef and beans. The rest of the dish was normal. Next time, I'll be forgoing the Combination Plate and will sink my teeth into the Fish & Shrimp plate. I haven't tried it yet, but I'm willing to bet a lot of money on it being good. 1,370 yen is a lot for me to be paying for mixed feelings.

Honorable Rating: Don't Break Your Notes (3/5)

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